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Wednesday 13th September 2006

Amy Lee speaks about "the Christian thing"

CONTROVERSY around mainstream band Evanescence and their brief association with the Christian music industry was touched on in US trade magazine Billboard for 16th September when Amy Lee was asked if she considered Evanescence a Christian band. She responded, "Can we please skip the Christian thing? I'm so over it. It's the lamest thing. I fought that from the beginning; I never wanted to be associated with it. It was a Ben thing. It's over. It's a new day." CR

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Posted by anonymous @ 20:03 on Nov 7 2016

I don't think that she is denying God. I think that she is just trying not to push her religious beliefs on anyone else. She doesn't want to prevent other people from listening to their music because of the Christian label being put on them.

Posted by ANITA in WORK @ 14:28 on Jul 21 2015

Jesus said if you deny me before men, I will deny you before my Father.

We were created with free will and can choose if we want Heaven or Hell. It's all about who we choose to love. The one who loves us, or the one who uses us.

Posted by Chuck Roig in Chicago @ 22:58 on Aug 31 2013

Not everyone wants to preach to the choir.

Posted by chel in philippines @ 07:28 on Jun 28 2013

actually amy is my all time favorite singer. she is really a good performer. i like also her idea not to open or to connect to a religious issue. i like the lyrics of her song though almost all her background are dark, it must be her favorite color or theme. maybe she communicate w/ God secretly. not in public...just to be recognized by her supporter. go on life is short.. live it the fullest..god bless

Posted by Erin @ 19:43 on Feb 4 2013

When I listen to a lot of her music It goes back to god every time, I think she don't want people to know. Because if everyone knew she was singing bout god the non god people would not listen to her music you have to get the message out some how. Sometime god does these this to get those who are not into god to listen. Sorry if my grammar is not perfect.

Posted by Brynn in U.S. @ 04:33 on Jan 13 2012

I agree with Andrew: grab a grammar book, simmer down, and critically think for a half a second. I'm born again, but some of the things people are saying in here is embarrassing.
You are speculating on a celebrity about her walk with God off of something she might have said about four years ago? Really? She obviously doesn't talk about it and didn't want her band to be associated with that, but who knows why? I don't know if she prays behind closed doors or where she is with God. Neither do you. So please, for the sake of the Church, BE QUIET. Say "That's between her and God," and walk away.

Reply by Staci Ruiz in United States @ 09:24 on Dec 18 2013

Watch this video She explains her own opinion guys

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Reply by J @ 03:14 on Feb 4 2012

I just believe that for some people its a comfort thing to know a band or singer you like, you get behind shares the same morals and faith that you do. Takes your love for that band to another level.

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Posted by daniel in nashville tn @ 05:45 on Dec 30 2011

I love Amy lee for her music only 2003-2011

Posted by skinnydave75 in belfast @ 22:26 on Dec 9 2011

so what u get 4 xmas is santa bringing it just like storys of god and jesus it starts at a young age when we beleave what we r told and if something bad happens it the devil. just like all bands there 2 make money if u like them and it puts a smile on ur face good but a story book of over 2000 years !!!!

Reply by Andrew in United States @ 19:26 on Dec 13 2011

Dude. Read a book.

Preferably a grammar book. Then follow that up with intelligent commentaries from both sides of the God debate, before you presume to post about it on the internet.

All you are is a guy with an internet connection. And that doesn't add to the debate now, does it?

Some goes for all you Christian posters out there who think the mere expression of your opinion somehow convinces people to believe you.

Seriously. Please just stop talking.

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Posted by anonymous in canada @ 03:26 on Aug 10 2011

I agree with the person who posted themselves as someone lol... I think when she said the christian thing, I think she meant the genre of music because honestly if you look in her albums when the band is saying thanks to people, she always gives thanks to God. That prooves right there that she is a christian. If anyone has her albums just look under the thanks part. I am not sure if she says thanks every time, but I know its at least once or twice in the cd designs. And the thing is just because she is not singing christian music doesn't mean she is not a christian, it just means that she went for a different genre.

Posted by steven in who cares @ 08:03 on Aug 9 2011

Who cares, i'm a christan but her choice is not mine. I love bring me to life and being a christan i take it as her singing to god not a guy. Besides her not being a christan does not bother me I still love her music. Maybe she is a christan and maybe shes not, but all us christans can hope for is that in the end god will bring her to life.

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